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The Grateful Dead – The Best Of The Grateful Dead: Skeletons From The Closet

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Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead is the first compilation album from rock band the Grateful Dead. It was originally released in February 1974. As with other such packages, the album was a way for Warner Bros. Records to capitalize on the Dead's back catalog, after the band had left the label. It was followed three years later by a second compilation, What a Long Strange Trip It's Been.

Upon fulfilling their contract with Warner Bros. Records, the Grateful Dead left the label and started their own production and publishing arm for the release of their albums and other projects. After Wake of the Flood was successfully released on the independent Grateful Dead Records, Warner Bros. compiled Skeletons from the Closet as a "best-of" package, with tracks representing six of the band's nine albums on their label (along with a track from Bob Weir's solo album, Ace).

Eight of the tracks are from Dead studio recordings, and two are from live albums. However "Turn On Your Love Light" is an edited version, that first appeared on the Warner/Reprise Loss Leaders album The Big Ball, rather than the complete version from Live/Dead. "One More Saturday Night" is a live version from Europe '72. Though "Mexicali Blues" is from Weir's solo album, he is backed by the Grateful Dead. Nothing is presented from previous albums Anthem of the Sun, Grateful Dead or Bear's Choice, nor versions from singles.

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Release details

Label: Rhino Records , Warner Records
Format: LP, Compilation, Reissue
Units: 1
Country: US
Released: 2020
Genre: Rock


A1 The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
A2 Truckin'
A3 Rosemary
A4 Sugar Magnolia
A5 St. Stephen
A6 Uncle John's Band
B1 Casey Jones
B2 Mexicali Blues
B3 Turn On Your Love Light
B4 One More Saturday Night
B5 Friend Of The Devil